December 20, 1990 |
Humberto Gonzalez, allegedly boxing's hardest hitter pound-for-pound, was knocked out by a thin, little-known Filipino fighter in a stunning upset Wednesday night at the Forum. Rolando Pascua, 25, was thought to be nothing more than cannon fodder for Mexico's little slugger. This was just for show. It was Humberto The Great, on display. Pascua wasn't actually supposed to win , just look decent. . . . until Gonzalez starched him.
December 7, 1992
Humberto Gonzalez of Mexico City will defend his World Boxing Council light-flyweight title against Melchor Cob Castro of Mexico tonight at 7 at the Forum. Gonzalez, 34-1 with 26 knockouts, needs to win in order to gain a title unification bout with International Boxing Federation champion Michael Carbajal in March. Two years ago, Gonzalez was in a similar position, but was knocked out by Rolando Pascua. Castro (35-3-4 with 16 knockouts) lost a 12-round decision to Gonzalez in 1991.
January 27, 1992 |
Humberto Gonzalez of Mexico City, in his second reign as the World Boxing Council light-flyweight champion, defends his title tonight at the Forum against top-ranked contender Domingo Sosa of the Dominican Republic. Gonzalez (31-1 with 24 knockouts) won the championship in the 108-pound division for the first time in 1989 and defended it five times before losing the crown at the Forum to Rolando Pascua late in 1990.
March 24, 1991
Rolando Pascua will make his first defense of the World Boxing Council light flyweight title he won in December when he fights ninth-ranked Melchor Cab Castro Monday at 7 p.m. at the Forum. Pascua (25-5, nine knockouts) won the title from Chiquita Gonzales with a sixth-round knockout. Castro is 28-2-4 with 13 knockouts. If Pascua wins, he would fight Gonzales on the June 3 undercard of the Virgil Hill-Thomas Hearns World Boxing Assn. light heavyweight title fight at Caesars Palace.
March 26, 1991 |
The House of Upsets claimed another victim Monday night. In the same Forum ring where he shocked Humberto (Chiquita) Gonzalez last December, Rolando Pascua lost his World Boxing Council light-flyweight championship. Pascua, drained from losing 10 pounds in the last four days and behind on all scorecards, surrendered to Melchor Cob Castro, of Mexico, at 1:59 of the 10th round.
March 13, 1993 |
Having talked about it for three years, Michael Carbajal and Humberto Gonzalez are actually going to fight tonight. The two most prominent men in boxing's second-lightest weight class, light-flyweight (108 pounds), Carbajal and Gonzalez will unify the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council championships. Carbajal holds the IBF's title, Gonzalez the WBC's. They will fight a pay-per-view 12-rounder at the Las Vegas Hilton.